barnacles

i sit skinless
as the inimical wind
gallops astride
the ignoble
bared bits
clinging
like barnacles
to this shell
i have become

i welcome
the raucous spiderweb
of sublimated torment
for in destroying
the last lumps of myself
lies the hope
of hastening
an economical return
to dust

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